Do eggs get larger?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenJohn1, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. ChickenJohn1

    ChickenJohn1 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 4 to 5 month old mixed flock of Easter Eggers, Australorps, Cuckoo Marans, and Rhode Island Reds have just begun to lay. The size of eggs are pretty uniform between the girls and come in at the PeeWee size, about 1.3 ounces. My question is will the size increase to the medium to large range as the girls become older?

    Signed "Hopeful"
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Yes, since they have just started, it's normal for their eggs to be misshapen and small. In about a month or less their eggs should be much larger.
     
  3. iluvchessies

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    I recently adopted a part of a co-worker's flock of egg layers. She said she thought the eggs from her remaining hens were getting larger. I also noticed a slight increase in egg size from a couple of my hens over that past month since I've adopted them. These girls are all a year old or a bit older. Does this make sense that the eggs are getting bigger simply because the flock was split up?
     

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